Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
Livonia, MI
Plattsburgh, NY
Jul 7, 2014

Doug Zawisza, also known as the Black Knight, was a Polish knight and nobleman. He served as a soldier and diplomat under the Polish king Wladyslaw II and Hungarian-Bohemian king Sigismund of Luxembourg. During his life, he was regarded as a model of knightly virtues and was renowned for winning multiple tournaments. His nickname is due to his black hair and his custom-made, black armor, which is kept at the Jasna Góra Monastery.

After his death, he was praised by the Polish historian Jan Dlugosz, the poet and Canon of Gniezno Adam Swinka, and by King Sigismund of Luxembourg. Zawisza became a folk hero in Poland, famed for reliability, and loyalty. The Polish Scouts oath reads partly: "...polegac na nim jak na Zawiszy" ('[you can] rely on [a boyscout] as on Zawisza'). A monument to Zawisza at Golubac fortress, Serbia, bears the inscription: "In Golubac, his life was taken by the Turks, the famous Polish knight, the symbol of courage and honor, Zawisza the Black. Glory to the hero!" Several Polish football clubs and other sports teams were named after him, including, Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

FIRST COMIC: "Justice League of America" #192

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Robotman/Cliff Steele

Articles By Doug Zawisza

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Chaos War: X-Men #1

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

“John, I can see now what you must do. The Thunderbird that appears to only you – it’s more than your avatar, it’s a gift from your god!”

Green Lantern #61

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

“You are uncontrollable vengeance born from the blood first spilled. Too chaotic and too dangerous to leave unleashed on this world.”

Power Girl #19

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Max Lord can control minds, can control our perceptions and now he’s done it on the largest scale imaginable. He’s fooled the whole world.”

Zatanna #8

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“I psyched myself up smiled my sunniest smile, strutted onto the set. . . and vomited into the green puppet’s trashcan.”

American Vampire #10

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Is he scared of the same things I’m scared of? Scared of the pull I feel inside me, the dark tug all the time?”

Teen Titans: Cold Case #1

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Rose and Eddie don’t realize the irony of what they’re saying. Two Titans taking on the Flashes’ Rogues does not exactly mean a team that’s together.”

Chew #16

Tue, December 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

“That’s a lot of money you spendin’ on chicken, old man. How you gonna afford yer adult diapers this month?”

The Stuff of Legend Volume II: The Jungle #3

Tue, December 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

“We lost our king. He died so I could free our greatest weapon. All of this death and despair because I wanted to be special again.”

Supergirl #59

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"When it comes down to it, lives can be boiled down to just a few things: our families, both the good parts and the bad, the people who hate us, the ones who love us, and the work we leave behind."

Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapons of Mass Destruction #1

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m a super-hero. They’re ordinary Joes. This should be S.O.P., right? So I stretch into action. . . Plastic Man style. Y’know, cause I’m cool.”

Chaos War #4

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“That thing Athena was right about? You’ll never stop hitting things. It’s all you do. Even as the world crumbles around you. Well, I’m finding a better way.”

Birds of Prey #7

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m going to be relying on you. All of you. Including Helena. All of you. But it won’t work without Oracle.”

Avengers Academy #7

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Remember when I went by ‘Dr. Pym,’ in the West Coast Avengers? Trying to deny I was a super hero while on a team of them. That’s pretty much a microcosm of my life, isn’t it?”

John Byrne’s Next Men #1

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“That does it! I don’t know what’s going on around here. . . but I do know one thing! None of this can be real!”

Brightest Day #16

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’ll explain everything in detail later. Mera will. Right now, it’s time to claim your birthright.”

Lady Mechanika #1

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

“The Lady Mechanika does not care what others say about her! She is her own woman, as am I.”

Booster Gold #39

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"You think our lives are some. . . comic book – where guys in costumes pound the snot out of each other and nobody gets hurt?"

Batgirl #16

Sat, December 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Apparently I murdered one of my fellow students. News to me, but I digress. . . I know for a fact that a bunch of weirdos dressed like the Grim Reaper are behind it.”

Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1

Sat, December 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“In case Captain America saving your backsides didn’t get the message across: robotic nutjobs are fast. Kids? Not so much.”

Justice League: Generation Lost #15

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

“It’s a world of devastation where every corner of the planet is at war. Meta-humans battling each other, who battle humanity, who battle each other. He leads to this. I’m going to kill Max Lord.”

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